[plug] Dell Inspiron Mini 9

Gregory Orange gregory.orange at metoceanengineers.com
Mon Oct 13 13:43:44 WST 2008

Kai wrote:
> Just saw this, haven't read any reviews about it...
> Dell Inspiron Mini 9
> http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/laptop-inspiron-9

I'll just regurgitate what I've read:
Generally good keyboard, no native function keys (you have to press Fn- 
to get them).
4 cell battery
Quite reflective screen; standard netbook 1024 x 600
Atom CPU; decent RAM (I saw 1GB); possible HSDPA option

Looks pretty reasonable. I still prefer the HP, and would buy one if it 
weren't for the 1.2GHz Via CPU and the $800 price tag. Good resolution 
and very good keyboard! I liked the the Acer (2 x SD slots) and the MSI 
too, when I had a poke around a few shops in Osborne Park on Saturday.

I'll be buying an EeePC 1000 or 1000H as soon as I can organise it, 
looks like around $600. I'll have to install a GNU/Linux distro myself 
though, since noone seems to supply it with Xandros. No big deal.

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